June 7, 2017

BRAINS offers therapeutic groups and miscellaneous classes designed specifically for infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Throughout the year clinicians provide specialized groups and classes to fit the needs of our community. In the past classes have focused on social and play skills including appropriate greetings, engagement during a conversation, conversational skills, appropriate body language, understanding non-verbal cues, identifying feelings and emotions, healthy boundaries, and bullying/conflict with peers. Topics are chosen to address social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties that can appear throughout the lifespan. Classes and groups come in all shapes and sizes and change season to season. Please stay tuned for updates in these and other happenings on Facebook.

 All Aboard the Conversation Train Camp!

Calling all Conversation Conductors! Join us as we use the metaphor of a train to teach basic concepts of conversations such as topics of conversation, staying on track and beginning and ending conversations appropriately.

This camp will help address basic communication skills in a fun, alternative way!

DATE CHANGE: Monday, August 14th- Thursday, August 17th


Cost is $200* total for camp, includes train set to take home at the end of the week!

Ages 6-12

Facilitated by Chelsea Wiersema, LMSW and Courtney Joesel MA, CCC-SLP

*Payment is due in full by August 14th. 


The ZONES® curriculum provides strategies to teach students to become more aware of, and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts. Join us as we learn or review each of the ZONES, define and identify triggers and practice effective coping skills that can be used at school, home or in the community! Sessions will include interactive lessons, games, take home information and much more!

DATE CHANGE: Monday, August 14th- Thursday, August 17th


Ages 6-12

Cost is $200* for entire camp

Facilitated by Chelsea Wiersema, LMSW and Courtney Joesel, MA, CCC-SLP

Please email Chelsea Folkertsma at with questions.

*due at check-in on August 14th.

BRAINS Ninja Warrior Training (Monthly Sessions)


Children 5-12 years old
Tuesday evenings, 5:00-6:00pm
Starts First Tuesday of the month
Cost is $80 per month

Learn how to control your body and complete obstacle courses as part of a team!

Skills to be addressed during training:

                  • Core muscle strength
                  • Sequencing and eye hand coordination
                  • Teamwork
                  • Sportsmanship
                  • Balance


Register your child for the most magical camp of the year! Children will explore Platform 9 3/4, seek their fate at the Sorting Ceremony, attend Potions and Charms class, compete in the Quidditch Cup, and eat at the Great Feast. The following skills will be integrated into Harry Potter themed activities: speech and articulation, sensory integration, teamwork, social skills, problem solving and many more.

Monday, July 31st – Friday, August 4th

9:00 – 12:00PM

Ages 8-14

Cost is $250 for week camp

Facilitated by Chelsea Wiersema LMSW, Diana Osipsov LMSW, Jennifer Rodriguez MS, OTR/L, Danielle Boog MS, OTR/L, and Courtney Joesel MA CCC-SLP.